#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 0°C Friday 27 November 2020

#children's health

# childrens-health - Thursday 29 October, 2020

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say

The flu vaccine has been made available for free to children between the ages of 2 and 12.

# childrens-health - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

'Failing Ireland's children': Hospitals postpone surgeries due to virus, flu and vomiting bug outbreaks

Fianna Fáil’s Micheál Martin hit out against the Taoiseach today stating that waiting lists for children are “quite shocking”.

# childrens-health - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

# childrens-health - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Two cases of Irish children with polio-like disease reported this year

The HPSC has issued a warning to doctors over a global increase in incidents of the disease.

# childrens-health - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Three year campaign results in 33,000 children with disabilities getting full medical cards

Children who receive the Domiciliary Care Allowance are now eligible for a full medical card.

# childrens-health - Monday 9 May, 2016

Children at risk of obesity as parents bribe them with sweets and biscuits

Over consumption of these treats “is a serious threat to our children’s future health” – Safefood representative

# childrens-health - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos

She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.

# childrens-health - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Fears that families of children with serious illness could face 'rigorous' medical card means test

Our Children’s Health has welcomed yesterday’s announcements on medical card reform, but still has some outstanding concerns.

# childrens-health - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Children with Spina Bifida are massively under-served in Ireland: study

Children with spina bifida need complex treatment – more than half aren’t getting it.

# childrens-health - Monday 18 August, 2014

Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games

Sorry about that…

# childrens-health - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Some discretionary medical cards to be reinstated 'within weeks'

Minister James Reilly also apologised for distress caused by the issue, the Our Children’s Health group said.

# childrens-health - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?

We have a vaccine for a common strain of meningitis, yet it’s not on from the immunisation schedule. What is the delay? asks Siobhán Carroll.

# childrens-health - Monday 10 February, 2014

British parliament votes in favour of smoking ban in cars with children

Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants.

# childrens-health - Monday 23 September, 2013

Half of children who smoke had their first cigarette aged 13 or younger

However, a new report out today shows that smoking rates among school-aged children are down overall — dropping from 21 per cent in 1998 to 12 per cent in 2010.

# childrens-health - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

New hospital in 2017 will be 'too late' for today's sick children

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin has started a fundraising campaign to finish vital work next year.

# childrens-health - Monday 16 April, 2012